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Artist Series 2016 Artist Series Red Wine

Wine Enthusiast, 2019

91 Points, “Cellar Selection” - October 1

Cocoa, vanilla, graphite, baking spice and black cherry aromas are followed by elegantly styled chocolate and cherry flavors. Firm tannins back it up, with dark chocolate and vanilla notes lingering on the finish. It shows a classic styling. The oak shows prominently, but it has good stuffing.

Single Vineyards 2016 Canoe Ridge Estate Chardonnay

Wine & Spirits, 2019

90 Points, “Year's Best Chardonnays” - October 1

This is lean and finely tuned for spring sipping, with scents of bread crust and lemon-spritzed apple lifting its pineapple flavors.

Single Vineyards 2017 Cold Creek Vineyard Riesling

Wine Enthusiast, 2019

88 Points - October 1

There's no mistaking the variety, with its notes of lime leaf, flowers, red apple and whiffs of diesel. Off-dry but leaning sweeter fruit flavors follow. There's a pleasing sense of acidity that brings it all together.

Columbia Valley 2016 Syrah

Wine Enthusiast, 2019

85 Points - October 1

This wine is quite reduced out of the gate. Over time vanilla, smoked meat and mint aromas emerge. The concentration seems quite light.

Indian Wells 2016 Indian Wells Chardonnay

Wine Enthusiast, 2019

86 Points - October 1

Vanilla and clarified butter aromas are out front along with barrel notes of baking spice on this wood-driven wine. The palate shows more of the same, with slightly sweet fruit flavors. It's all about the oak and style.

Single Vineyards 2016 Canoe Ridge Estate Merlot

Wine Enthusiast, 2019

90 Points - October 1

The aromas are subdued, with notes of baking spice, currant, smoke and graphite. Ripe, full-bodied fruit flavors follow, painting around the edges, with firm tannins providing the scaffolding.

Single Vineyards 2017 Cold Creek Vineyard Riesling

Wine & Spirits, 2019

88 Points - October 1

Columbia Valley 2017 Chardonnay

Wine & Spirits, 2019

89 Points - October 1

With aromas of warm pineapple and golden apple, this feels broad and enveloping, with enough brisk acidity to carry the weight and ripeness.

Indian Wells 2016 Indian Wells Red Wine Blend

Wine Spectator, 2019

90 Points - September 30

A lively red, featuring sleek and plump fruit, offering blackberry, licorice and spice flavors that linger toward polished tannins. Syrah, Merlot, Malbec, Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Cinsault, Barbera and Mourvèdre. Drink now through 2024. 112,000 cases made.—T.F

Columbia Valley 2018 Rosé

Wine Spectator, 2019

89 Points, “Best Value” - August 31

Bold and snappy, with festive flavors of strawberry and cherry preserves, accented by smoky spice. Drink now. 220,000 cases made.—T.F

“Top 100 Values of the Year” - December 1, 2019

Columbia Valley 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine Spectator, 2019

89 Points - August 31

Lively, with easygoing cherry, cedar and spice flavors that build toward fine-grained tannins. Drink now through 2024. 507,000 cases made. –TF

Special Sites Collection 2016 Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine Enthusiast, 2019

88 Points - August 1

Aromas of green herb, coffee ground, black fruit and clove lead to dark fruit flavors backed by slightly gritty-seeming tannins. Chocolate notes linger on the finish. There are good things here, but they don’t all seem in harmony at present, with the barrel influence showing prominently. —S.S.

Indian Wells 2016 Indian Wells Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine Enthusiast, 2019

89 Points - August 1

The aromas bring notes of macerated cherry, exotic spice, dusty earth, dried herb, vanilla, mushroom and dried black currant. Dense blue and black fruit flavors follow, with a firm lick of tannins backing it up. —S.S.

Single Vineyards 2016 Canoe Ridge Estate Merlot

Wine Enthusiast, 2019

86 Points - August 1

Aromas of coffee, herb, sawdust and raspberry lead to medium-plus-bodied dark fruit flavors. One wants a bit more oomph or structure. —S.S.

Columbia Valley 2017 Riesling

Wine & Spirits, 2019

85 Points - August 1

Off dry, with the scent of warm apples, this has enough acidity to keep it brisk and balanced.

Columbia Valley 2017 Dry Riesling

Wine & Spirits, 2019

87 Points - August 1

Displaying marvelous composure for such an inexpensive wine, this starts off tart and finishes plump and round, its classic apple accents taking on a quince richness with air.

Columbia Valley 2016 Merlot

Wine Spectator, 2019

88 Points - July 31

Sleek and easygoing, with appealing cherry and toasted spice flavors. Drink now through 2022. 132,000 cases made. –TF

Single Vineyards 2016 Cold Creek Vineyard Chardonnay

Wine Spectator, 2019

89 Points - July 31

A festive white, with vibrant tropical fruit and Meyer lemon flavors, accented by toasted spice details. Drink now. 2,916 cases made. –TF

Single Vineyards 2016 Canoe Ridge Estate Chardonnay

JamesSuckling.com, 2019

91 Points - July 5

This has some baking-spice influence and a slew of ripe peaches and pears, leading to a palate that has a quite composed and focused feel. Pear and apple flavors abound. Drink now.

Impetus 2015 IMPETUS Red Wine

JamesSuckling.com, 2019

93 Points - July 5

This has an exotic edge, thanks to the syrah, which brings fragrant spice and pepper to the rich blackcurrants and plums and the florals of malbec. The palate has a wealth of ripe plums with mulberry and plum-stone tang, as well as a succulent, long and juicy finish.

Eroica 2015 Eroica Gold Riesling

JamesSuckling.com, 2019

93 Points - July 5

The product of a very warm growing season, this has a fresh lemon and apple nose with orange peel, too. The palate has good depth of flavor and delivers a very compelling serving of ripe, concentrated citrus and peach flavors. Rich and balanced. Drink across the next decade.

Single Vineyards 2015 Cold Creek Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

JamesSuckling.com, 2019

93 Points - July 5

A briary array of purple berries with mulberries, as well as pastry, roasting herbs and leaves. The palate has a very forthright feel with a focused mid-palate that delivers plenty of richness and power with balance. Drink or hold.

Artist Series 2015 Artist Series Red Wine

JamesSuckling.com, 2019

94 Points - July 5

Powerful Cold Creek Vineyard fruit is the core of this intense and very structured blend. The aromas are squarely in the ripe red and dark-berry zone. There’s a sappy side to the nose, too. The palate has a very assertive, mouthwatering quality that has ample length and depth.

Ethos Reserve 2014 Ethos Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

JamesSuckling.com, 2019

93 Points - July 5

This has plenty of rich, dark-green herbs and black fruit with iodine and cherries. The palate has a very assertive and linear feel to the palate. A lot of tannin, but nicely honed. 87% cabernet sauvignon, 11% merlot and 2% syrah. Drink or hold.